As part of Oldham Peace Week, there’s a free screening at Oldham Library of the infamous anti-war drama Threads. First broadcast on the BBC in 1984, the film follows a young couple from Sheffield in their struggles to survive after World War III. Filmed in a neorealist style with unknown actors, Threads terrified millions of viewers with its brutally in-depth look at the effects of radioactive fallout and the collapse of society. The screening is presented, unsurprisingly, by the local chapter of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Dr Kate Hudson, General Secretary of the CND, will introduce the film and discuss the nuclear threat in both the 1980s and the present. The venue can be easily reached, as it’s very close to Oldham Central Metrolink stop. The event is part of Oldham Peace Week, a series of free events and talks.

Mon 26 Jun, Oldham Library & Lifelong Learning Centre, Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL. Tel: 0161 770 8000, 6-8pm, FREE,

Mon 26 Jun
A. James Simpkin
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Wed 21 Jun 2017